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Brand Map: 71% play MGS on PlayStation consoles

Almost three quarters of all Metal Gear Solid gamers play the titles on the PlayStation family of consoles. Last month the Metal Gear Solid franchise went into three dimensions with Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D.The series receives consistently high praise and celebrates its 25th birthday this year. This week …

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FRANCHISE FOCUS: Tom Clancy

You’d be forgiven for thinking the fight for the military shooter crown was between two opposing forces. Sure, Activision’s Call of Duty is a launch-sales leviathan and EA boasts impressive figures with its Medal of Honor and BattlefieldFPS properties. But to ignore Ubisoft would be a big mistake. The publisher …

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Brand Map: Resident Evil

This 16-year-old series has had another success after Resident Evil: Revelations soared to the top of the European sales charts within a week of its launch. Let’s take a look at what gamers enjoy so much about the brand. We asked 6,775 users about Resident Evil, and of the 1,147 …

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Brand Map: Need for Speed

Need for Speed: The Run hits stores in November and this time things are a little different for the franchise. We take a look at gamers’ playing patterns. Quick time events have been added to The Run to provide out-of-car action. And this week we’re looking at Need for Speed …

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Halo franchise targeting new generation

The revamp of the original Halo will introduce the franchise to a new generation of fans, says Microsoft. Original 2001 Xbox launch game Halo will be remade and re-released in November as Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary. Celebrating ten years of the franchise, the game has been rebuilt for the Xbox …

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EA offers Mirror’s Edge hope

Following claims earlier in the week that we’d seen the last of the Mirror’s Edge series, publisher EA has seemingly offered some hope to fans of the game. On Monday MCV reported that DICE boss Patrick Sodurland had claimed sales of Mirror’s Edge"were not as good as expected" and that …

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EA’s Shift set for NFS IP spin-off

EA wants to establish Shift as a new franchise when Shift 2 Unleashed races to UK shelves in March. The original was part of the Need for Speed family but the sequel will branch out in order to win over simulation racer fans and compete with genre rival Gran Turismo. …

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MX vs ATV series hits 10m

Over 10m units of games in the MX vs ATV series have now been shipped worldwide, publisher THQ has confirmed. The announcement comes as THQ prepares to reveal the next instalment in the series at the Monster Energy AMA Supercross opening event on Saturday in the US. "This record-setting milestone …

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F1 to become annual franchise

Publisher Codemasters wants to release a new title in its newly arrived F1 series every year – though it will have to secure the necessary rights first. Its first ever F1 release arrived at retail last Friday and already the company has said that it wants to emulate the likes …

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EA: Dantes Inferno has performed solidly

Amidst the backdrop of the publisher’s admission that it is in future to be far stricter with its green-flagging of new IP, EA UK’s sales director has said that new franchise Dante’s Inferno has put in a solid performance”. However, in line with EA’s pledge to extend the value of …

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